Sara Rastegarpouyani
Visiting Scholar (Alumnus)

Sara Rastegarpouyani

Bio

Sara Rastegarpouyani an Iranian interdisciplinary artist living and working in the United States, earned a B.F.A in Graphic Design, an M.F.A. in Illustration, and her second M.F.A in Studio Art in Glass. She is a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA. Her research study and artistic practices are in association with the subject of cultural identity and cultural heritage and their gradual destruction over time, and more recently she is focusing on the relationship between “cultural identity and human rights”. Having a strong tie with culture and history as an Iranian artist, and being inspired by the relationship between heritage, culture, identity, and human rights through her recent research and works she is putting the main emphasis on the idea of temporariness and being exposed to change and destruction. Through her artworks, she is challenging and questioning herself about the subjects of preservation vs destruction, indigenous vs universal cultural territory, and human rights vs violations.